Wednesday, March 07, 2007




Well here it is...my first LO of our upcoming miracle.

The title refers to the amount of treatment (eleven) over a period of months (eighteen) that we suffered through reproductive intervention to acheive our pregnancy.

The journalling reads as follows:

It was on the 10th of November 2006 when we got that phone call from Repromed in Adelaide. “Leonie, I have your blood test results”. Ok hit me with it, we failed again didn’t we. Another month down the drain and only one more month to go until it’s all over. But no, that’s not what she said. She said the most magical words in the world. The words we had been waiting to hear for the past eighteen months.
You’re Pregnant!
I couldn’t believe it! I ran in to tell Scott who was getting ready to go into hospital and have his tonsils out. I don’t think he quite believed me. For the next couple of weeks we were walking around on eggshells. Didn’t want to tell anybody but was bursting to all at the same time. But we had been through too much over the past year or so to be hurt again so our lips were kept well and truly fused shut!
On the 3rd of December 2006 we had our last visit with repromed. Sitting in that waiting room, waiting to get called in to see our last scan was agonising. It was almost like being a prisoner on death row waiting for that final walk down the corridor to certain doom. So much was going through my head. What if they had made a mistake and there was nothing there. What if it was just a blighted ovum and my body playing heartless tricks on us? What if it had just never developed into anything and was just a useless ball of cells.
Our doctor came and with it the moment of truth. My last transvaginal scan. Something I wouldn’t be sorry to not have again! And there on the screen in hazy black and white, you appeared. Our little miracle! Your heart was beating so fast and we could see tiny stumps that would develop into your arms and legs. Such an incredibly heart-wrenching and emotional time, and so beautiful to boot! We were told that there was another egg sac in with you but that it was empty. We didn’t mind. You were there and you were healthy and real and I just wanted to hold you in my arms right there and then…..but now the waiting begins.

8 comments:

Debbie Y said...

This is a lovely Lo for such fantastic news. It will be great to look back on and remind you what special news you received that day, not that you will need a reminder once you have a beautiful bundle of joy in your arms!

Lee said...

What a beautiful Lo Leonie, and your journalling is just sensational.
How exciting for you - soooo very happy for you Leonie!!!!
Lotsa hugs!
Lee :) :) :) :)

parkyslot said...

Hey Leonie,
That is so cool, you must be just thrilled. I have been there done that with 10 years IVF on and off.
Told never having kids and have 2 lovely children off IVF. So can happen. Its such great news for you.
Take care luvvy ((HUGS))) Parky xx

heike said...

Oh, Leonie. You've been through so much, must have been such an emotional rollercoaster. The journaling is so beautifully written and will make #2 feel very special in years to come.
So excited for you all!

Shelley said...

Wow Leonie, this Layout is Awesome and your Journalling is Fantastice too.

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steph devlin said...

Hey Leonie. Long time to hear hon.

Such a beautiful layout. I know your little baby will be everything you have dreamed he or she will be.

Not long now.

Steph xo

Tassie Deb said...

Absolutely awesome lo Lone, and a terrific tale to boot. And I must thank you for sharing your secret with me.

I cant wait to get the news of the birth - still a while to go yet though :)

Luv 'n hugs
TD xoxoxo

cass said...

beautiful LO Leonie such gorgeous journaling too
can't wait to see your special baby

cass